Daughter's Leg Injury - help!

Hi - My daughter (21) has an injury to her lower leg - muscle/tendon/ligament? She's had it for 9 months and doesn't know what caused it, although she'd recently done her longest run (~ 15k?). She's had several doctors appointments and physiotherapy sessions. It hasn't improved; recently it's got worse. She can't run. It hurts to walk. Some days are better than others. She's in pain all the time. She's now been told she can be referred to a specialist but the wait is 9-12 months. She's desperate, it's causing her great emotional stress; she says she can't live like this. We hate seeing her like this. Can anyone offer advice, encouragement?


  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    I am sorry I can offer no help on the injury, however is there any way you can skip the NHS queue (assuming you are in the UK)? I know private consultations can be expensive, and not possible for all, but given a waiting list of a year could it be worth it?

    I was facing a waiting list of 34 weeks to see a cardiologist, privately I saw one in six days (and only waited that long because the one I wanted to see only worked two days a week).
  • Well, we've thought about it. It depends on the cost - I'll perhaps look into it.
  • chamolkchamolk ✭✭✭

    It's hard to give any advice without knowing more about it unfortunately - is your daughter able to post to give any more details? How did it start, where exactly is it, what specific things make it worse, is there any movement she can do that doesn't cause any pain?

    Have the doctors /physios said what they think is wrong/given a diagnosis? Can't promise to know exactly what to do, but currently it's bit too vague to give any real advice, sorry
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